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#961 Kstyle   Sony Fan boy CAGiversary!   655 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:14 AM

any suggestion on where should I buy mod material? 

 

I saw this site

https://arcademodup....mod-kit-bundle/

but whole mod kit is around 400 bucks 

think that is bit too much for mod kit alone



#962 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1965 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 04 December 2019 - 02:08 AM

any suggestion on where should I buy mod material? 

 

I saw this site

https://arcademodup....mod-kit-bundle/

but whole mod kit is around 400 bucks 

think that is bit too much for mod kit alone

If you just want parts, t-molding.com was a great option when I built my cabinet.  Quick, nice packaging and they even combined multiple orders and refunded shipping costs for the extra orders when I forgot to order a couple things (without me even asking).



#963 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:56 AM

Hello everyone,

 

Those who are finding TMNT at $300 or less can you list what region and store you saw them at. THX~



#964 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   42 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:27 AM

If you read Amazon reviews, there's a lot of complaints about joysticks failing, screen's blanking out, circuit boards fried. That's the only thing holding me back from a $150 Galaga I've been eyeing at Walmart. Any thoughts on those comments? I'd hate to spend hours putting it together, only to find out it's bricked. Then have to tear apart and cart it back to Walmart...LOL.


I've never had one long enough to even know how long it'll hold up because I've never been able to buy one that wasn't immediately damaged right out of the box. The company does seem pretty good at replacing damaged parts so you have you ask yourself, "how much am I willing to pay for a 'new' item that right out of the gate is going to require additional time and energy dealing with customer service excapades in order to 'make it' new?" For me, $300 is not even close to worth it, $150 is barely worth it, and $75 is totally worth it.

Again, that's just clearing the cosmetic hurdle. I shudder to think of the longevity factor.

#965 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   42 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:37 AM

Oh yeah one more thing, my TMNT price point goes down even further after realizing they actually changed the intro theme song due to licensing issues. After hearing both versions back to back, totally blew it for me.

#966 *Deathblade2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   244 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:12 PM

Took a long shitty road trip to a Podunk Walmart filled with people of Walmart, but I got a 150 tmnt. They were even marked at 150 and nobody was even batting an eyelash...they had been there all day. These would not have lasted 15 minutes price marked like that in my city. IMAG1006.jpg

#967 E-Z-B   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3388 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:40 PM

All still $400 by me, with one place at $300.

#968 Dizzyk2  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:44 PM

Germantown, MD Walmart had it at $299 on Monday.  Dunno what it is today.  I might make a trip there to see if they dropped it further or not.  There's a few in Bowie, MD that searches are saying are $200 for TMNT.

 

So here's the question, should I order the $269 Rampage? or grab the $299 TMNT?  



#969 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4330 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 02:00 PM

All still $400 by me, with one place at $300.

Same here in the Indianapolis area. The Wal-Marts around here tend to not discount the Arcade1Ups very often. I've only seen a couple of them hit around the $150-$175 mark a few times prior to Black Friday. 



#970 Dr. Venkman   Body Piercer CAGiversary!   745 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:52 PM

Germantown, MD Walmart had it at $299 on Monday.  Dunno what it is today.  I might make a trip there to see if they dropped it further or not.  There's a few in Bowie, MD that searches are saying are $200 for TMNT.

 

So here's the question, should I order the $269 Rampage? or grab the $299 TMNT?  

Honestly it's up to you but I'd wait on both. If anything grab the TMNT. A $269 Rampage isn't that great of a discount.



#971 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1957 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

Same here in the Indianapolis area. The Wal-Marts around here tend to not discount the Arcade1Ups very often. I've only seen a couple of them hit around the $150-$175 mark a few times prior to Black Friday. 

Same in Northern KY. The only $150 title was Final Fight over BF weekend, and that was a nationwide price point. Now the cheapest is $200, though some cabinets that were more than that over the weekend, such as Rampage and Pac-Man, are now that price point as well if you can find them.



#972 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

I have no room on my credit card and my balance on my checking about is in the single digits, but if a local store has that for $150, id find a way

#973 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1957 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:58 PM

Took a long shitty road trip to a Podunk Walmart filled with people of Walmart, but I got a 150 tmnt. They were even marked at 150 and nobody was even batting an eyelash...they had been there all day. These would not have lasted 15 minutes price marked like that in my city. attachicon.gifIMAG1006.jpg

Where was this store?



#974 Dizzyk2  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:14 PM

Marvel still $249 at Target.  Good deal?  Damn you all!  I'm hooked! LOL



#975 FloriDUH JBot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   918 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:28 PM

any suggestion on where should I buy mod material?

I saw this site
https://arcademodup....mod-kit-bundle/
but whole mod kit is around 400 bucks
think that is bit too much for mod kit alone

diyretroarcade.com

Fantastic kits, and the support for install questions was awesome and fast!

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#976 DarkonJohn   Growing backlog CAGiversary!   974 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:13 PM

Took a long shitty road trip to a Podunk Walmart filled with people of Walmart, but I got a 150 tmnt. They were even marked at 150 and nobody was even batting an eyelash...they had been there all day. These would not have lasted 15 minutes price marked like that in my city. attachicon.gifIMAG1006.jpg

 

I think that's a great deal, but I'm also a fan of 3 or 4 player cabs so my 3 boys can play together. The TMNT cab has better art that the Rampage cab and has the wider 4-player control deck. Plus, it is more fun to play if you don't mod it. While the Rampage cab has more games, Rampage is the only game that actually supports 3 players because the Gauntlet version they are using only supports 2 players.



#977 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:28 PM

Took a long shitty road trip to a Podunk Walmart filled with people of Walmart, but I got a 150 tmnt. They were even marked at 150 and nobody was even batting an eyelash...they had been there all day. These would not have lasted 15 minutes price marked like that in my city. IMAG1006.jpg



Was it listed on the app or brickseek?

I was in a middle of nowhere Walmart over the weekend and they had at least 25 or more various cabinets. It’s in a very nice but very low income area- I’m expecting them to be clearanced already but they aren’t yet.

#978 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1957 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:36 PM

Marvel still $249 at Target.  Good deal?  Damn you all!  I'm hooked! LOL

Not a bad price. Nothing earthshatterning, but probably the best deal you'll find in the near future, as there don't seem to be as many of these around as the other ones. It's a good place to start; probably the second best cabinet, next to Turtles, and the artwork on the cabinet is nice, with the side art surpassing the original cabinet, IMO.



#979 DarkonJohn   Growing backlog CAGiversary!   974 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

DarkonJohn

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:37 PM

I'd buy it. I have purchased 4 Arcadef1up (SF2, Space Invaders, Mortal Kombat, Final Fight.)   I've only had some buttons need replacement on the SF2 machine. Galaga is also a wave 2 Arcade1up so the build is a bit better.

 

I've had pretty poor luck with my A1Up cabs..

- 2 Asteroids cabs and both had bad screens (which were eventually replaced). One screen would occasionally boot up with a green background. The other screen was very washed out (it was VERY obvious when placed next to the other A1Up cabs). The LCD overlays on both screens were also pretty scratched up even though they were both brand new units from unopened boxes.

- 2 Centipede cabs (some scratches on the controls decks, and one had a scuff on the side panel, but overall worked OK).

- The Galaga cab I just put together 2 days ago initially worked OK, but now  has an LCD that always boots to a white screen.

 

I have 2 more Space Invaders cabs in the garage which I haven't put together yet, but I can't help but think at least one of them will have some major problem. 

 

For the Galaga cab (which I don't plan to mod), I purchased the Walmart 3-year extended warranty ($22) since I can't imagine something won't fail on the unit in 3 years and A1Up charges $20 just for the shipping of most replacement items on their site. However, I still have to go through the A1Up warranty process for as long as it lasts since the extended warranty doesn't kick in until the factory warrant ends.

 

If you plan to mod the cab, then I wouldn't buy the extended warranty because you'd be voiding the warranty the second you start fiddling with the LCD to connect the video board. I'd also suggest running the un-modded cab for a while so you can get any problems you might run into addressed by A1Up while under their warranty (90 days from purchase).



#980 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:42 PM

Hello everyone,

 

Those who are finding TMNT at $300 or less can you list what region and store you saw them at. THX~

 

Lots of us are watching Brickseek for drops, so I don't think it's too likely we are going to promote those locations here...until we score what we're looking for.

 

What I do is search my zip code first.  Brickseek gives store distances from that and zip codes for those stores.  Then I search some of the further zip codes from the first search which basically doubles the search distance.  Rinse and repeat until you decide what's too far to try to get what you're looking for.  Do this often enough and you will start to see patterns that certain stores tend to clearance certain items either more frequently or with bigger discounts than most stores.  Once I've got a few stores to watch I just use the Walmart ap to double check before deciding if I want to make the trip.  Good hunting.



#981 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1957 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:05 PM

Lots of us are watching Brickseek for drops, so I don't think it's too likely we are going to promote those locations here...until we score what we're looking for.

 

What I do is search my zip code first.  Brickseek gives store distances from that and zip codes for those stores.  Then I search some of the further zip codes from the first search which basically doubles the search distance.  Rinse and repeat until you decide what's too far to try to get what you're looking for.  Do this often enough and you will start to see patterns that certain stores tend to clearance certain items either more frequently or with bigger discounts than most stores.  Once I've got a few stores to watch I just use the Walmart ap to double check before deciding if I want to make the trip.  Good hunting.

Found a Turtles for $249, which is pretty good, but nothing close to the mindblowers you guys have been digging up.



#982 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4059 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:22 PM

Took a long shitty road trip to a Podunk Walmart filled with people of Walmart, but I got a 150 tmnt. They were even marked at 150 and nobody was even batting an eyelash...they had been there all day. These would not have lasted 15 minutes price marked like that in my city. attachicon.gifIMAG1006.jpg

This makes me really hate that Walmart deals are so YMMV. My Walmarts are always so stingy about marking items down to prices that I see you guys post.



#983 elvis731   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   476 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:10 AM

Brickseek finally came through for me. They had TMNT listed at a close store for $150 with limited stock. I saw it yesterday, but couldn’t stop in until today. Luckily for me they had one TMNT cab left, but nothing indicating it was on sale. I had someone scan it and sure enough $150!

#984 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:19 AM

Brickseek finally came through for me. They had TMNT listed at a close store for $150 with limited stock. I saw it yesterday, but couldn’t stop in until today. Luckily for me they had one TMNT cab left, but nothing indicating it was on sale. I had someone scan it and sure enough $150!


NOICE.

All I want is a clearance Golden Tee.

#985 elvis731   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   476 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:24 AM

NOICE.
All I want is a clearance Golden Tee.


I would love one of those as well. I had them scan that one as well, but no dice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a deal on that one.

#986 Dizzyk2  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:12 AM

I broke down and called a few Target stores and found one with stock of the Marvel for $249. It’s sitting in my living room now. No special riser though. Where can you get that? It’s not sold on the 1up website.

#987 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:24 AM

I would love one of those as well. I had them scan that one as well, but no dice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a deal on that one.


I’ve still yet to even see one at all in a store.

#988 elvis731   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   476 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:39 AM

I’ve still yet to even see one at all in a store.


I’ve seen it, but you’re right, it’s definitely not stocked like the other cabs.

#989 elvis731   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   476 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:41 AM

I broke down and called a few Target stores and found one with stock of the Marvel for $249. It’s sitting in my living room now. No special riser though. Where can you get that? It’s not sold on the 1up website.


As far as I understand, you can only get the marvel branded riser with the version that was sold on the Arcade 1 Up site.

#990 Bob Dole  

Bob Dole

Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:52 AM

Same here in the Indianapolis area. The Wal-Marts around here tend to not discount the Arcade1Ups very often. I've only seen a couple of them hit around the $150-$175 mark a few times prior to Black Friday. 

I actually just came back from the Walmart on 31 toward westfield IN.  They had it marked down to $200 and decided to grab one.  No signage in store yet but they guy told me they had a handful more in the back.